Workers repair a downed electrical pole at the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111.

A strong thunderstorm system with high winds and pelting rain passed through Acadia Parish early Sunday morning leaving several downed trees, many residents without power, high water in some areas and downed a telephone pole which damaged the Chevron station at the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111.
For some years now, Acadia Parish’s dual enrollment programs have been growing. Academically, high schools have offered college math and English courses to college-bound seniors.

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AGH Physicians – “The Healers & Hero’s” – in attendance at the April 15 gala event held at the Grand Opera House were, from left, Dr. Ron Menard, Dr. Mark Dawson, Dr. Dwayne Bergeaux, Dr. Max Trahan, Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, Dr. Pam Darr, Dr. Carl Richard, Dr. Ro Risa Reina, Dr. John Gonzalez, Dr. Stephen Cannon, Dr. Nancy Walker, Dr. Michelle Owens, Dr. Ghayas Qureshi and Dr. James “Jimmy” Oglesby.

More than 350 supporters attended Acadia General Hospital’s 2016 Gala held at the Grand Opera House in Crowley on Friday, April 15. The annual event raised $132,000 to benefit the expansion for the hospital’s new emergency room. Since the inaugural gala in 2015, more than $700,000 has been raised for the capital campaign project.

Workers repair a downed electrical pole at the corner of Oddfellows Rd. and Hwy. 1111.

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AGH Physicians – “The Healers & Hero’s” – in attendance at the April 15 gala event held at the Grand Opera House were, from left, Dr. Ron Menard, Dr. Mark Dawson, Dr. Dwayne Bergeaux, Dr. Max Trahan, Dr. Marin Dawson-Caswell, Dr. Pam Darr, Dr. Carl Richard, Dr. Ro Risa Reina, Dr. John Gonzalez, Dr. Stephen Cannon, Dr. Nancy Walker, Dr. Michelle Owens, Dr. Ghayas Qureshi and Dr. James “Jimmy” Oglesby.

Have fun at ‘The Awesome 80s Prom’ this weekend

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Cast members of “The Awesome 80s Prom” include, front row from left, Da’Markus Zenon, Emma Istre, Kaleb Sharon, Reginald Allen, Ashley Turner; back row, Kimberly Sharon, Tori Bourque, Lily Mire, Jason Werth Jr., Amanda Caldwell, Kiara Brown, Morgan Narby, Taya Hollier, Jennifer Mire and Robyn LaPointe. The production team includes Waylon Gotte (director), Jeannine LeJeune (assistant director), P.E. Ronkartz (producer), Samantha Leger (lights and sound and hair and makeup) and Olivia Doucet (hair and makeup).

The Acadia Players are ready to take the stage Friday night, this time with “The Awesome 80s Prom.”

Sandbags available today in Crowley

Mayor Greg A. Jones announced that the City of Crowley Public Works department will issue sand bags today until 6 p.m.

Students recognized at board’s meeting

Acadia Parish’s Students of the Year, from left, Wyatt Manuel (12th grade), Sarah Henry (fifth grade) and Hannah Henderson (eighth grade) look on as they are introduced to the large crowd on hand Monday night.

Red carpet and all, the district’s Students of the Year from fifth, eighth and 12th grade were lauded with grand applause to open, and close, Monday night’s meeting of the Acadia Parish School Board.

Notre Dame production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a winner

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Performing in Notre Dame High School’s production of “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast” were, seated from left, Sarah Sarver, Bethany Leonards, Abram Broussard, Casey Benoit; kneeling, Madeline Fulton, Cole Zaunbrecher, Corinne Doucet, Seth Harson, Abigail Kilgore, Skyler Broussard, Sabrina Hanks (student director); first row standing, Evan Hebert, Luke Dupree, Alyssa Williams, Chloe Sibley, Brookelynn Herr, Sarah Sarver, Michaela Jabusch, Samantha Leger, Sidney Gilder; second row standing, Elizabeth Kibodeaux and Grant Broussard.

For years now, the Notre Dame High School Drama Club has produced some outstanding theater, and this year’s “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beas

Broussard, Fogleman heading to runoff

And then, there were two.
Out of a field of four -- Oliver Bernard, A. "Jimmy" Broussard, Scott Fogleman and Berton Gauthreaux -- none were able to pull a straight majority of the vote leaving Broussard and Fogleman to duke it out

CPD searching for runaway

The Crowley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

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Sports

Iota’s Teri Johnson reaches first base on an infield single Friday during the Lady Dogs’ 3-0 loss to Kaplan in a Class 3A quarterfinal contest at Sulphur’s Frasch Park. (D. Sexton)

SULPHUR -  Abbey Trahan is a name the Iota Lady Bullodgs would just as soon never hear again.

Lifestyle

Kollie and Darryl Doucet of Crowley are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Claire Doucet of Estherwood, to Devin Paul Hoffpauir of Estherwood.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota for Ronnie “Bert” Bertrand, 54, who died Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. in Egan.

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